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Nuclear panel to study Tsuruga plant fissures
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority will examine fissures beneath the Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture to determine whether they are active faults.
Regulation Authority official Kunihiko Shimazaki will visit the plant with 4 experts later this month to assess the area's strata.
Experts who surveyed the plant in April this year found that one of the fissures could be linked to an active fault that runs beneath the compound.
They also suggested that another fissure directly below the plant's Number 2 reactor could be an active fault.
The plant's operator, Japan Atomic Power Company, has been carrying out trenching and boring surveys on 6 fissures.
The survey results were to be finalized this month, but the company says the process will be delayed.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to conduct on-site surveys at 6 nuclear plants across Japan to see whether fissures beneath them are active faults.
It carried out its first survey at Ohi plant, also in Fukui Prefecture, earlier this month.
If any of the fissures beneath a key nuclear facility is found to be an active fault, that plant will be barred from operation.
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